Speechless The Book

A unique wordless visual history of the World from radical political cartoonist Polyp.

Speechless is a never-previously-attempted work of cartoon magic, condensing the whole of world history into a graphic and completely wordless narrative.

This is a celebration of human resistance, ingenuity and bravery in the face of war, greed, and environmental pillage. And the full-colour cartoon novel contains a hidden internal book a further distillation of world history into a penetrating parable.

It is jointly published by Friends of the Earth International and New Internationalist Magazine.

Speechless, a cartoon history of the World

Take a look at some sample pages

How the book came about and was written, from first ideas to publication

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how the artwork was created.

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And here's the promotional video:




"I am always delighted when people tell me how much they enjoy (my) films, but I am not being modest when I say I did not create that joy. The ingredients were everywhere, I was just the cook."
Oliver Postgate 1925 2008


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